Have you ever thought about power washing your house? Maybe you want to prepare your siding for a fresh coat of paint, or maybe you want to prevent costly damage repairs in the future. You can always hire a professional, but power washing is definitely something you can do on your own.
With that said, not every part of the house’s exterior can be power washed. In fact, there are certain areas and surfaces where power washing can cause more harm than good if you don’t know what you’re doing.
You should always read the user manual of the power washer you’re using in order to gain an understanding of its proper usage and safety procedures. This should help you identify the correct pressure and nozzle for the surface or surfaces you wish to clean. It’s also important to wear protective equipment for your eyes, hands and feet.
When done correctly, a good power wash can do wonders for the exterior of your home. It can drastically improve a home’s visual appearance and add that much wanted curb appeal. It’s also a smart financial move as well. Power washing is a very cost-effective home maintenance project. You save a lot when you do the job yourself instead of hiring a professional. Not to mention the thousands you’ll save over time from preventing the buildup of mold and mildew, which can cause serious damage to the property and require expensive repairs.
If you’re thinking about power washing your home, take a look at the infographic, which labels what you should and should not power wash, below.
Author Bio: Debisree Saha is Senior Marketing Strategist at SIMPSON, a leading manufacturer of electric and gas pressure washers. She has 10 years of experience in the industry and focuses on marketing strategy and execution.